Aug 20, 2009

Savvy Recap . . .

I just wanted to take a moment to recap some goings on here at Savvy Verse & Wit and at D.C. Literature Examiner.

I started out pledging to read 5 books for the War Through the Generations: WWII Reading Challenge, and I met my goal. However, I think I'll probably read some more books for the challenge throughout the year, but for now I'm officially saying I've finished this challenge.

Check out the books I reviewed for the challenge:

1. Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas
2. Bloody Good by Georgia Evans
3. T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte
4. Now Silence by Tori Warner Shepard
5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

I also recently signed up for the Everything Austen Challenge in which you could mix and match movies and book reviews. I just have to read or watch 6 books or movies through January 2010.

So far, I've read one book and watched one movie, check out my reviews:

1. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
2. Focus Features' Pride & Prejudice (2005)

I joined the Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge as well; you might be thinking I've lost my mind.

I have to read the entire series, including the new book that just came out. I haven't fared as well on this challenge, but I will have a review forthcoming for:

1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Ok, now for D.C. Literature Examiner news, I've been busy posting interviews and reviews:

1. Susan Helene Gottfried here and here.
2. Review of Shapeshifter: The Demo Tapes Year 1
3. Kyle Semmel here and here.
4. Review of The Woodstock Story Book
5. Joseph Sohm here, here, and here.

I hope you will take the time to check out some of these great interviews and reviews and leave a comment or two.

Also, I have a great international giveaway for the Rooftops of Tehran going on through August 24, 2009.


Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm amazed at how productive you are! Doesn't it feel good to knock out a challenge?

Jo-Jo said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge Serena. I need to set some time aside soon to finish this one myself.

Allison said...

ve been super busy!!! I entered the Sookie Stackhouse one too - but I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet!

Aarti said...

I've never read Sookie, but it sounds like a fun series. I haven't participated in a challenge in a really long time, either. Every time I decide to do one, and then set up the books I want to read for it, I promptly lose all interest in reading any of those books I chose! It's like I rebel against myself...

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on finishing the WWII challenge - I think it might be the first challenge I actually complete. I'm doing Sookie, too, and haven't read a single book in the series, either.

Serena said...

Sandy: I was really happy to finish my initial goal of 5 books for WWII challenge, but I still have a few to complete.

Jo-Jo: Thanks. i know you can finish it too.

Allison: You'll find time, and they are quick reads.

Aarti: that's tough, I generally start reading books and realize there is a I'm usually ahead of myself when I decide to sign up.

Serena said...

Bermudaonion: you better get a move on in Sookie. I'm beating you by one book...LOL

Anna said...

Congrats on completing the challenge! I just can't seem to call it quits just yet. LOL

You're ahead of me in the Austen challenge. I just haven't been in a movie mood.

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Care said...

Good for you! I'm finally getting a start on some of my neglected challenges.

Serena said...

Anna: Well I still plan on reading more WWII books for the challenge, but I completed my initial goal. As for Austen, I'm always in the mood for those movies.

Care: Here's to you finishing the neglected.

Jenners said...

I think you're doing great ... I'm limping along on all of my challenges ... they are so addictive!

naida said...

youre doing great with the challenges.